West Pennine Motorcycle Training


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Some of the responses we have recently received from our students...

Dear Yvonne,

Firstly a big THANK YOU to you for all of your organisational skills. Hard to co-ordinate training and tests from thousands of miles away.

Big thanks and respect to Allen whom gave me the confidence from day 1. His patience and professional attitude was a great attribute to the training centre. Chris and Dave also a big thank you for your generous training tips in enabling me to pass my Mod 2 on the first attempt. Please also pass my regards to Tony at DAS.

I Left the training centre on the morning of passing my MOD 2, picked up my used CBR 600 and rode from Lancaster down to Cardiff that same day. The training from these guys gave me the confidence I required to get straight onto a bike and utilise the skills they gave me.

Thank you all again.


Hi Yvonne,

I meant to send you all a "thank you" email last week after passing my m2, but I was too excited going "bike shopping" to be bothered with mundane things like that...

Please pass on my thanks to Chris for the full Sunday of one-to-one instruction - absolutely kn*****ing, but I think it made all the difference (especially finally getting rid of my dodgy, self-taught, scooter riding habits). Also a big thank you to Steve for getting the core stuff sorted during the week course, then applying the final "polish" on the morning of my test. I suppose I should also thank Dave for sorting out my "dodgy" breaking habits - but I don't want any thanks to go to his head... :-) Seriously, it was good to hear that Ian passed OK - I was quite worried for a while when he collapsed... I did a shift with the ambulance service last Saturday night and told the guys about what happened - they seem to think I "engineered" Ian collapsing just to show I was actually some use even if I couldn't ride a bike at that stage...

I took delivery of my ER-6F today -I just took it to the garage to fill up with petrol, but managed to do a 45 mile round trip just "to make sure everything was OK...." (the shape of things to come possibly). If you need a testimonial for your web-site, please let me know. Also, if you feel like you'd want to advertise directly to HM Forces, either to guys approaching resettlement at the end of their military careers, or guys who are still in via the military discounts brochure/web-site (maybe a way to fill-up business during those long winters ??) give me a shout and I'll point you in the right direction.

Thanks again


Hi just wanted to say thanks to all the great staff at West Pennine for all the help and training getting me through my direct access, enjoyed it all from start to finish and would definitely recommend you to anyone, Thanks again, Luke Fisk.

Just a quick email, to say thank you for making me feel welcome. I had a great time training with your team. I was made to feel at ease with the training and I shall certainly recommend West Pennine to anyone I know wishing to take a course.

A big thank you to Steve and Alan, for there time, effort and patience, great guys - can't thank you enough for getting me through my test so smoothly.

Safe riding.

Kindest regards Steve. (from Essex)

hi Yvonne

thank you for all the help you and the staff have given me on passing my test .If anyone ask me were to go for motorcycle training i will always pass on your number

thank you again

Jonathan foster

Just want to say a huge thanks to all the Lads at West Pennine for helping me get through my DAS first time, Still not got to grips with it yet First to Alan who run the CBT, scared the crap out of me with blind spots hardly missed one after that. Then chris for the help withmy littlefist full of throttle and aproch speedproblem lol. Finally all the rest of you a f##kingmassive thankswill recommend West Pennine to all who wantto have fun learn and ride.Oh and I will be booking the advanced course soon as i get me Fireblade sorted.

Cheers boyz

Firstly can I commend thefacility on its organisation, professionalism and quality of service.

I went from never having been on a motorbike to my fully flegded standard license in a mere 4 days.

Upon arriving on the first day my clutch control was rather interesting but under the expert guidance I was kept on track. I struggled with indicatorcanceling and U-turns started to really get me down, but Alan'spersistence gave me the confidence I personally required in order to fulfill a long term ambition of riding a motorbike.What a great feeling when Mr. Hunt told me I had passed.

Alan is an outstanding instructor, he doesn't miss a thing and continues to remind you which areas you need to improve, but in an encouraging notcondescending manner. I couldn't have asked for a better instructor and was particularly lucky that I had his attention for the entire 4 days.

Alan is a credit to the WPM team and I am sure, had I been placed with any of the other highly competent instructors I would be coming back with similar positive feedback.

My aims are now either; (33bhp restricted) ZXR 400 or an NSR 250 (very smart little pocket rocket) If I manage to pick up one of these collectablespecimens I will no doubt pop down some time to show it off.

Until then can I reiterate my thanks.

Money well spent

All the best in the future,

Joshua Egan

Just a quick email to thank everyone at West Pennine for a really enjoyable course and a good result. Everyone was very friendly and made me welcome. Thanks again for all your help and support.

Martin Dunning

Hi there,

Can you pass on my thanks to all at West Pennine as, after never getting on a bike till six days ago, I passed my DAS test today at the first time of asking. No one was more surprised than me when the examiner told me the good news!

Special thanks to Chris who introduced me to bikes, Dave who introduced me to big bikes and also who didn't get too worked up when I rode into that lamppost on Tuesday and got me back safely afterwards (that was my first pillion ride ever as well!), Phil for showing me that there was hope after that mishap and who then made me think that I could do it after all and Dave who helped keep my nerves down this morning before my test, especially when I lost the plot when it came to U turns.

The U turn in the test went perfectly, but then I was so relieved that I nearly missed cancelling two indicators just afterwards. Just got away with that and am now officially a biker!

Thanks again for this weeks experience, I'd recommend you to anyone who is thinking about taking up biking without hesitation,



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